Hugh Hefner, who built Playboy empire and a champion of free speech died Wednesday at his home, the Playboy Mansion near Beverly Hills, Calif. aged 91. Hefner founded the Playboy magazine in 1953 and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history.
Chris Cornell, 52, the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, was found hanging in his hotel room early Thursday morning. His friends and family were shocked at the news, his wife telling media that he was not depressed and this was a sudden shock for her to learn. He was active on twitter just hours before his death, currently on tour, he was scheduled to perform in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday at the Rock on the Range festival.
Bill Cosby has said that he will not testify in court next month in Pennsylvania in a radio interview conducted on Tuesday. He said he planned to leave his defense to his legal team. In another interview with a different radio station, one of Cosby’s daughters commented saying “I believe that racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal. . . . My father is being punished by a society that still believes black men rape white women but passes off as ‘boys will be boys’ when white men are accused.”